As been long expected it has been officially announced that the Dudley Boys (Bubba Ray & D-Von) will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Originally forming in ECW as a collective of “half-brothers from Dudleyville”, Bubba Ray and D-Von were breakout heels and would become the dominant tag team in the Philadelphia based promotion. In 1999, the WWE came calling and unlike previous ECW stalwarts, Public Enemy, the Dudleys got over in the WWE and they became major tag team stars.

The Dudleys would participate in the famed TLC Match at Wrestlemania 2000 and would become nine time Tag Team Champions there both as heels and faces and would participate in multiple main events. The duo would be released in 2005 and for a decade they would compete in various promotions, such as New Japan and TNA, and though they were not permitted to go by the Dudleys, they were still an over tandem regardless of wherever they were.

They returned last year in a part nostalgia/enhancement role for a one year period.

We did not have them ranked as they were active in the WWE last year and were both under 46 (though Bubba Ray is now 46), which is the age that we considered mandatory to rank a wrestler regardless of their activity. The Dudleys were in our Futures section and will be removed when we do our overhaul in the spring.

We here at would like to congratulate the Dudleys for earning this accolade.

The Dudley Boys

When the Dudley Boys gimmick started as Hanson brother (From Slapshot) goofballs in ECW, many were entertained, but few would have pegged them to become one of the greatest tag teams of all time.  Bubba Ray & D-Von won more high level Tag Team Titles than any other duo.  They are currently entrenched in TNA, but with nothing left to prove it is likely that their time in the squared circle has little time left.